2,1:56.1 3,1:54 ($1,442,303)
Self Possessed-Canland Hall by Garland Lobell
Bay, 2001 | 16 Hands
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Cantab Hall led North America’s Trotting Sires by 2014 Money Earnings by Three Year Old ($4,250,588) and All Age Winnings ($9,242,176). He was first in average earnings by three year old trotters with $59,867 per foal.
His leading sophomore performers included-
Father Patrick t,3,1:50.2f $2,437,138 ($1,693,081 in 2014) 12 wins including $613,800 Canadian Trot in 1:52.4, $500,000 Breeders Crown 3YOCT Championship in 1:51.4, $500,000 Beal Final in 1:50.2 by 2-3/4 lengths (also won Beal elimination in 1:52.4 by 2-1/4 lengths), $340,000 Zweig in 1:52.2, $317,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial in 1:51.3, $260,000 PASS 3YOCT Championship in 1:52.4, $203,000 American National in 1:52.2 by 3 lengths, $93,100 Bluegrass by 4-1/2 lengths, $70,300 PASS division in 1:53.1 by 19-3/4 lengths @MEA, $72,300 PASS division in 1:53.1 @PCD and Dickerson Stake in 1:53.3 by 4-1/2 lengths; 2nd in $230,000 Erskine, $435,000 Kentucky Futurity and Tompkins-Geers.
Lifetime Pursuit t,3,1:50.4m $1,065,586 ($795,216 in 2014) 8 wins including $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks in 1:50.4 by 2-1/2 lengths, $260,000 PASS 3YOFT Championship in 1:53.2 by 3-1/4 lengths, $89,475 Buckette in 1:53.4 by 12-3/4 lengths, $96,916 Simcoe 1:53.4 by 2-1/4 lengths, $92,179 Casual Breeze in 1:52.1 by 3-3/4 lengths, $99,997 PASS division @MEA in 1:51.3 by 11-1/4 lengths, PA All Stars in 1:53.3 and Currier & Ives in 1:56.1 by 5-1/4 lengths; 2nd in $193,000 Moni Maker, $160,950 Matron, $150,000 American National, $86,700 Bluegrass Stake and PASS division @PCD; 3rd in Coaching Club.
Il Sogno Dream t,3,1:53.2f $436,851 ($323,952 in 2014) 5 wins including Circuit City 1:54.3, Currier & Ives 1:53.2 and PA All Stars 1:54.1 by 7-3/4 lengths; 2nd in Arden Stake and $250,332 Goodtimes (2nd in Goodtimes elim); 3rd in KY Futurity and Buckette.
Donatello Hanover (On The Glide) t,3,1:54m $161,613 ($141,488 in 2014) 5 wins including Duenna in a dead heat 1:54, Keystone Classic in 1:55.3 Arden 1:56.1 and Super Bowl division 1:55.3; 2nd in Casual Breeze and PA All Stars; 3rd in PASS division.
Frost Free Hanover (Free Spirit) t,3,1:54.4f $130,678 winner of Keystone Classic in 1:55 by 2-1/2 lengths and TSS Final in 1:55.2 by 2-1/4 lengths plus two TSS divisions 1:54.4 by 8 lengths @MEA and 1:56.3; 2nd in Arden and TSS divisions and 3rd in Currier & Ives.
Uva Hanover (Up Front Laura) t,3,1:54f $223,324 ($108,306 in 2014) 5 wins including PASS in 1:54; 2nd in PASS division.
Cantabs Fortune t,3,1:54.2f $146,597 ($96,755 in 2014) winner of Keystone Classic by 4-1/2 lengths; 2nd in two PASS divisions.
Freshman Performers banked $1,596,548 in 2014 ranking Cantab Hall 4th among Leading Trotting Sires by Progeny Earnings and 3rd by average earnings per foal with $22,487. His two year old standouts were
Wild Honey t,2,1:54.2f (12 starts-10 wins) winner of $203,800 Matron in 1:55.2, $260,000 PASS 2YOFT Championship in 1:54.2 by 2 lengths, Standardbred Stake in 1:55.2 by 7-3/4 lengths, Bluegrass Stake in 1:55.2 by 3 lengths, Historic in 1:55.2 by 4-3/4 lengths, Breeders Crown elimination in 1:55.3 and 4 PASS divisions; 2nd in PA All Stars.
Billy Flynn t,2,1:55.2f $334,108 8 wins including $260,000 PASS 2YOCT Championship in 1:55.2 by 2-3/4 lengths, Bluegrass in 1:55.4, Arden in 1:56.2, 4 PASS divisions, PA All Stars in 1:57.2 by 6-1/2 lengths; 2nd in Simpson and International Stallion Stake.
Walter White (Muscaloosa) t,2,1:56.1m $130,783 winner of International Stallion Stake 1:56.1 and PASS division in 1:56.2 by 2-1/2 lengths; 2nd in PASS division.
Gifted Way t,2,1:57.3f $75,781 winner of PA All Stars.
Wouldn’t Itbe Sweet t,2,1:57f $70,070 3 wins in 2014 Keystone Classic in 2:00.2 by 2-1/2 lengths, PA All Stars in 1:57 and TSS division in 1:57.2 by 10 lengths.
Spirit To Win t,2,1:55.3s $56,151 winner of Pure Ivory in 1:55.3 by 4-3/4 lengths (division in 1:58.2); 2nd in Champlain and Pure Ivory division.
Cantab Hall’s All Aged Performers in 2014 included Modern Family t,5,1:51.m $575,925 ($309,503 in 2014 6 wins including $200,000 Charlie Hill in 1:52.2; 2nd in $100,000 Invitational @PCD and $175,000 Cutler Memorial; Uncle Peter t,5,1:52.1m $1,290,660 ($125,524 in 2014); and Wind Of The North t,4,1:51f $215,506 ($105,150 and 7 wins in 2014).
Cantab Hall was the #1 2014 Leading Money Winning PASS Trotting Sire with $1,209,361 in earnings, 18 wins and 12.34% of trotting purses. His performers earned $262,200 with 14 wins in The Stallion Series and $81,746 in PA Fair Stakes. His Lifetime Progeny Earnings total $48,075,982 (as of 2-2-15).
In the Barn with….. CANTAB HALL (by Jessica MacMurray, Hoofbeats January 2012 issue)
Ever wonder what goes on in the everyday lives of some of racing’s biggest winners? Hoof Beats stops by the barn to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of racing’s most successful horses. This month: stallion Cantab Hall.
Having sire 484 horses of racing age (with nearly 80 percent of them making it to the races), Cantab Hall, owned by Cantab Hall Syndicate, is the leading sire of trotters in North America. His progeny have earned more than $9 million in 2012. Even before the breeding shed, however, Cantab Hall was a success, with earnings of more than $1.4 million in just two years of racing.
Hanover Shoe Farms manager Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky said that Cantab Hall lives in his paddock, equipped with run-in shed, unless he is being collected or there is inclement weather. He is fed a custom, complete pellet food, made for Hanover Shoe Farms by Purina.
“He’s basically good, but he doesn’t like vaccinations or getting twitched,” said Jablonsky.
Jablonsky also said that Cantab Hall or just Cantab as they call him, is a friendly horse, but can be difficult in the breeding shed because he would rather fight with mares than be collected.
He does, however, like toys, and if an actual toy, such as a rubber ball, is unavailable, he will make a toy out of just about anything, including sticks he finds in his paddock.
“He loves to pick things up in his mouth and carry them around,” Jablonsky said.
Cantab Hall also enjoys sunbathing in the corner of his paddock. He likes to play, grazes often, and has a relatively quiet life, aside from his duties in the breeding shed, where he gets collected four times a week.
“He’s a pretty mellow, relaxed horse,” said Jablonsky, “but he’s kind of a different horse depending on the situation.”
She says that he gets upset if he has to be in his stall, as he much happier being outside.
“People should have their guard up when they’re around him,” Jablonsky said.